List of massacres in Indonesia

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Name Date Location Deaths Notes
1740 Batavia massacre October–November 1740 Batavia 10,000+
Massacre of Bau miners 1857 Bau (then part of Indonesia) 3,000
Pontianak incidents 1943-1944 Kalimantan 20,000+[1]
Rawagede massacre December 9, 1947 Balongsari, West Java 431 Indonesians of Rawegede
Westerling massacre December 1946-February 1947 South Sulawesi 3,900
Indonesian killings of 1965–1966 October 1965-March 1966 Jakarta, East Java, Bali 400,000–3,000,000 Transition to the New Order
Banyuwangi massacre 1998 Banyuwangi, East Java 143 A witchhunt in Banyuwangi against alleged sorcerers spiraled into widepsread riots and violence. In addition to alleged sorcerers, Islamic clerics were also targeted and killed, Nahdlatul Ulama members were murdered by rioters.[2][3]
May 1998 riots of Indonesia 4–8 and 12–15 May 1998 Major riots occurred in Medan, Jakarta, and Surakarta with a number of isolated incidents elsewhere 5,000 There were dozens of documented accounts of ethnic Chinese women being raped. Other sources note over 1,500 people were killed and over 468 (168 victims in Jakarta alone) were mass gang-raped in the riots. There is a possibility of 5000 dead. However, most of the people who died in the riots were the Javanese Indonesian looters who targeted the Chinese shops, not the Chinese themselves, since the looters were burnt to death in a massive fire.[4][5][6][7][8]
Biak Massacre 6 July 1998 Biak Numfor Regency, Papua Province 150+ Indonesian military attack public gathering, conduct executions, dump bodies at sea.
Sambas riots 1999 Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan 3,000 In the Sambas riots in 1999 Muslim Malays and Animist Dayaks joined together to massacre the Muslim Madurese during the Sambas conflict. Madurese were mutilated, raped, and killed by the Malays and Dayaks and 3,000 of them died in the massacres, with the Indonesian government doing little to stop the violence.[9][10][11]
Sampit conflict February 18, 2001 Sampit, Central Kalimantan 500 Dayak people massacred Madurese migrants


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  7. ^ Donald L. Horowitz (25 March 2013). Constitutional Change and Democracy in Indonesia. Cambridge University Press. pp. 34–. ISBN 978-1-107-35524-8.
  8. ^ Collins 2002 Archived 2015-02-13 at the Wayback Machine, p. 597.
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  10. ^ John Braithwaite; Valerie Braithwaite; Michael Cookson; Leah Dunn (2010). Anomie and Violence: Non-truth and Reconciliation in Indonesian Peacebuilding. ANU E Press. pp. 299–. ISBN 978-1-921666-23-0.
  11. ^ Eva-Lotta E. Hedman (2008). Conflict, Violence, and Displacement in Indonesia. SEAP Publications. pp. 73–. ISBN 978-0-87727-745-3.
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